Kelly is an award-winning Creative Director with over 20 years of design experience. The name “Graphic Granola” is an homage to her crunchy Southern California upbringing, which continues to inform her creative sensibility to this day. Her professional emphasis has been on branding, corporate identity, print collateral and advertising. She has led creative teams at several ad agencies and creative boutiques in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas/Fort Worth. She has been Senior Art Director at Parker & Wood (San Antonio) and Nourzads (Austin), and Senior Designer at Williamson-Dickie (Fort Worth) and direct marketing giants Harte Hanks and Advo (Dallas). Her work has been published in several books: LogoLounge Master Library II: Animals & Mythology (Rockport Publishers); Logoliscious; The Big Book of Green Design; and Designing for the Greater Good (all Harper-Collins). She also has numerous book-design credits to her name. Her BFA degree in Advertising Art is from the University of North Texas.